Akila takes balloon ride

The curtains came down on the first Araku Balloon Festival with AP Tourism Minister Bhuma Akhila Priya taking a balloon flight on the final day on Friday. The Minister was spellbound with the beauty of Araku as she soared high in the sky in a hot air balloon.

The Minister also interacted with the local people of Araku and participated in announcing the lucky draw winners at the festival.

She welcomed and interacted with the balloon pilots from different parts of the world. As a souvenir, she presented the pilots with the famous Araku coffee. The hot air balloon festival saw participation from 13 countries.

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